Angry Anderson sheds tears thanking supporters after the death of his son Liam
Rocker Gary “Angry” Anderson has tearfully thanked supporters months after his son was allegedly beaten to death by a friend in Sydney’s north.
- Anderson thanked thousands who sent messages of support during his family’s “darkest hour”
- The rocker said he and his children read “each and every one of those messages”
- A crowdfunding campaign has raised $12,400 for the Anderson family
His friend Matthew Flame, then 20, was arrested and charged with murdering Liam while under the influence of a cocktail of drugs and alcohol.
As news of his son’s death broke, Anderson cut short a tour with his band Rose Tattoo to fly home and be with his family.
The Andersons called for privacy, speaking about the issue only sparingly until Anderson’s official Facebook account shared a video on Saturday afternoon.
In the video, entitled “Thank you”, Anderson describes the period following Liam’s death as his family’s “darkest hour”.
He thanked the thousands of fans from around Australia and the world who penned messages of support to his family as they struggled to adjust to their “new life” after Liam’s death.
“Each and every one of those messages I read and my children read,” Anderson said.
“Each and every one of those messages meant so much to us.”
A GoFundMe, launched by family friend Greg Van Borssum in the days following Liam Anderson’s death, has collected more than $12,400 for the Anderson family.
“Rest In Peace little man — we will be helping and looking out for your family during this devastating time,” Mr Van Borssum wrote online.
Flame remains in custody and is expected to face court on January 29.